Category Archives: quips & quotes

thanks giving…

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”

E. P. Powell

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!”

William Shakespeare

“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”

Psalm 106:1

wishing you…


On many chilly nights I will end the evening with a spicy chai tea. I love to hold the mug warming my hands and with candle light glowing, reflect on what the day held. I few nights back when I finished my cup, I noticed what was left in the bottom…a heart…and thought the timing was so appropriate for valentine’s day. Hope your day is made a bit special while you take some time for yourself. xo

quotes to inspire…


“To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.”

Joseph Conrad

“An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as landed estate.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.”

Michael Harrington

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration”

James Allen

“Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.”

Stephen S. Wise

“Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

quotes to inspire…


“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”

Dr. Samuel Johnson

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

John Quincy Adams

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”

Napoleon Hill

“For the righteous man falls seven times, and rises again”

Proverbs 24:16

“Perseverance… keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.”

William Shakespeare

“When the world says, ‘Give up,’
Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”

Author Unknown

quotes to inspire…

the month of may…

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

William Shakespeare

“Among the changing months, May stands confest
The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.”

James Thomson

a place that is no more…

I thought I would share with you this piece that I wrote for a writing group I am part of. We meet each month and along with other exercises, we choose a topic and creatively write about it. There are no boundaries except that it should express the story line.

quotes to inspire…


“Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession;
it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.”

Vida Dutton Scudder

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Music is the harmonious voice of creation, an echo of the invisible world.”

Giuseppe Mazzini

“A creation of importance can only be when its author isolates himself; it is a child of solitude.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

Charles Dickens